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UK airport body scans will not be opt out

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UK airport body scans will not be opt out

Travellers from UK airports will not be able to avoid full-body scans that show them naked on a screen, even though new European rules promise passengers can opt out, the UK government has said.

The EU last Wednesday brought in a legislative framework designed to give passengers basic privacy rights, including the right to opt out of a scan. However, UK transport minister Justine Greening told parliament on Monday that UK security concerns mean there will be no alternative, such as a pat-down, for passengers.

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